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Cardiologist Howell MI

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Gerald R Dreslinski
(517) 548-1246
820 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Mark Leslie Bernstein, MD
(810) 844-7750
620 Byron Rd
Howell, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Chong Hoon Park
(517) 223-8331
124 N Grand Ave
Fowlerville, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Alan David Goldberg
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Kenneth J Tobin
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ruth H Strang, MD, FACC
(734) 971-6924
504 Prospect St
Howell, MI
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Chong Hoon Park, MD
(517) 223-8808
PO Box 219
Fowlerville, MI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chonnam Univ Med Sch, Kwangju, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Mercy Livingston Hos, Howell, Mi

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John Timothy Santinga, MD
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1957

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Peter G Hagan
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Fareed Khaja
(810) 227-9510
8001 Challis Rd
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart resists filling with blood. Hence the amount of blood pumped out by the heart is not sufficient to meet the body's increased need for the energy and nutrients when the person is exercising. But the heart will be able to provide adequate blood when the person is resting. 

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the least common form of cardiomyopathy. It has several similarities  with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Causes of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Cause is usually not known.

1. The heart muscle is gradually replaced by scar tissue.

2. The heart muscle is infiltrated by abnormal material, such as white blood cells.

3. Amyloidosis

4. Sarcoidosis

5. Hemochromatosis- When the body contains excessive amount of iron, it may accumulate in the heart muscle, as in iron overload.

6. A tumor invading the heart tissue.

Symptoms of Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tissue swelling (edema)

  • Abnormal heart rhythms

  • Palpitations

  • Heat failure

  • Chest pain and fainting - These are less likely than in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Diagnosis

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy is often one of the suspected causes of heart failure. 
    The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy is based largely on a physical examination, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and an echocardiogram.

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sometimes used to provide information about the structure of the heart.

    Catheterization of the heart is required to arrive at a precise diagnosis.

    Prognosis

    About 70 percent of people with restrictive cardiomyopathy die within 5 years of when symptoms begin.

    Treatment

    No satisfactory therapy is available.

    Diuretics may actually worsen the condition instead of improving it.

    Drugs normally used in heart failure to reduce the heart's workload may actually reduce the blood pre...

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